Generation of ultrashort pulses via self-pulsations in coupled nonlinear microcavities

Victor Grigoriev, Fabio Biancalana

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Abstract

The energy exchange between coupled microcavities is shown to counteract the switching process, giving rise to self-pulsations. A nonlinear photonic crystal with two artificially placed defects is proposed as a representative example of such system. The coupled-mode equations are applied to describe its dynamical properties and to analyze the stability of solutions obtained by the transfer matrix method. Here we show how to control the parameters of the system in order to design a device that converts continuous waves into very regular and ultrashort pulses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThird International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nanophotonics
Subtitle of host publicationTaCoNa-Photonics 2010
EditorsDmitry N Chigrin
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Pages58-60
Number of pages3
Volume1291
ISBN (Print)978-0-7354-0846-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event3rd International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nanophotonics - Bad Honnef, Germany
Duration: 3 Nov 20105 Nov 2010

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1291
ISSN (Print)0094-243X

Conference

Conference3rd International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nanophotonics
Abbreviated titleTaCoNa-Photonics 2010
CountryGermany
CityBad Honnef
Period3/11/105/11/10

Cite this

Grigoriev, V., & Biancalana, F. (2010). Generation of ultrashort pulses via self-pulsations in coupled nonlinear microcavities. In D. N. Chigrin (Ed.), Third International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nanophotonics: TaCoNa-Photonics 2010 (Vol. 1291, pp. 58-60). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1291). American Institute of Physics. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3506129